Dec
18

Have you ever had one of those days where you think you never should have come out from under the covers?  Yeah, me too.  Today, in fact.  There was a snafu with receiving a gift certificate, so I woke up to find out that 2 minutes after I closed my laptop gmail received the GC.  Of course, Amazon hiked their prices waaaaay up overnight, and all my well-chosen presents in the cart went kablooie.  There are some things I will purchase for $5, but definitely not $32!  Ugh.

The day, sadly went downhill from there.  In computer terms, this is a cascade failure.  Or a cluster f***.  Whichever you prefer.  You can say “cascade failure” in front of kids, though.

Rachel’s tip for the day:  If you were in tears by 8 am, maybe you shouldn’t spend the day running 2 weeks worth of errands.  Just FYI.  We went to several different stores, and I managed to have computers crash at almost every store I visited.  In one it happened 3 times, and I wasn’t even touching it.

On days like this, I feel incredibly grateful for Good Friends who listen and offer helpful suggestions when I’ve started to go over the edge.

 Perfect things today:  The sunset over the frozen salt marsh – it made me think of how I imagine Alaska, a place I’ve always wanted to visit.  The sunset reflected in the sound near our house.  Pity I didn’t have the camera.

Money quote for the day is from LG:,”I finished my treat, but the girls hadn’t finished theirs, so they gave  some to me.   Charity is good.”   Lets remember that she is 4.

Right now I’m waiting for a callback from the doctors office.  For some reason they were having trouble processing a routine prescription refill.  How, exactly, do they expect me to call them back if they leave a message at 7:03 when they close the phones at 5:30?  I would have been home by then if the cascade failure hadn’t continued.  To make things even more fun, when I just got up to eat, the world spun, started to get dark, and I fell down.  I don’t think I’m going to walk much tonight.

Tomorrow is another day.  There’s plenty of room for improvement!  :)   Maybe I’ll be able to get the picture of the sunset.

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yur mum on 18 December, 2007 at 11:44 pm #

“Tomorrow is another day.”
–Scarlett

“Please take care of yourself.”
–Mum


[...] Sunset over the frozen tundra makes me happy [...]


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